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A Radio over Fiber System with Simultaneous Wireless Multi-Mode Operation Based on a Multi-Wavelength Optical Comb and Pulse-Shaped 4QAM-OFDM

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Faculty of Information Technology, Macau University of Science and Technology, Taipa 999078, Macau, China
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Guangdong Polytechnic of Science and Technology, Jinwan, Zhuhai 519090, Guangdong, China
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Electronic information Science College, Fujian Jiangxia University, Minhou 350108, Fuzhou, China
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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Nanophotonic Functional Materials and Devices, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Electronics 2019, 8(10), 1064; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8101064
Received: 22 August 2019 / Revised: 17 September 2019 / Accepted: 17 September 2019 / Published: 20 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Communications and Networks)
In this paper, we propose a radio over fiber transmission system with simultaneous wireless multi-mode operation based on multi-wavelength optical comb and pulse shaping. This study is an initial attempt to accomplish simultaneous wireless multi-mode operation on a single optical carrier. A multi-wavelength optical comb with 13 flat optical wavelengths and space of 10 GHz is achieved by utilizing radio frequency (RF)-optics modulation and parameter configuration. The central station contains four adjacent optical wavelengths separated from the multi-wavelength optical comb by a wavelength division multiplexer, that one is modulated by 4QAM-OFDM signals with an up-converted carrier frequency of 5 GHz. The signals modulated with a single-sideband can be obtained by employing pulse shaping. The single-sideband optical signals are combined with the other three optical wavelengths and then transmitted over a standard single-mode fiber with a length of 50 km. In this arrangement, we can obtain several wireless carriers with frequencies of 5 GHz, 25 GHz, 45 GHz, and 65 GHz by direct detection. These wireless carriers are used for wireless transmission between the RF remote units and the mobile terminals. Additionally, in the radio frequency (RF) remote unit, we have three pure optical sources that can be utilized for the uplink transmission. With single channel and direct optoelectronic modulation, the optical and wireless communication with 10 Gbps can be accomplished in the whole process of system network transmission. View Full-Text
Keywords: microwave photonics; radio over fiber; wireless multi-mode operation; pulse shaping; 4QAM-OFDM microwave photonics; radio over fiber; wireless multi-mode operation; pulse shaping; 4QAM-OFDM
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Li, G.; Lin, Z.; Huang, X.; Li, J. A Radio over Fiber System with Simultaneous Wireless Multi-Mode Operation Based on a Multi-Wavelength Optical Comb and Pulse-Shaped 4QAM-OFDM. Electronics 2019, 8, 1064.

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